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Friday, October 28, 2011

Sweet Muslin and Burlap Pillow Covers

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I have just relisted my handmade pillow covers in my Etsy shop. I LOVE the vintage, shabby chic look of these ruffled pillows trimmed with vintage style lace and rosettes. Just picture one of these as a ring pillow for a country, farm or barn wedding. Perfect!

The combination of the soft muslin with the texture of the burlap just gets to me. Love it!
They have envelope style closures on the back side, sewn of muslin. They are 12" square and fit a 12" pillow form, which is NOT included in the listings.

This is a pillow with a stuffed form inside since not everyone has a bolster shaped pillow form.

Ah, Rhett Butler's shirts had this kind of pin pleating and ruffled detail, don't you think?

This white burlap with a white muslin ruffle is pure prettiness. With the lace and buttons and my hand sewn rosettes, it's just so beautiful.

I'm thinking Scarlett O'Hara's trousseau had ruffled muslin detailing like this, don't you?

More burlap and ruffled muslin and french style rosettes. Gorgeous.

Now, this is the detail a pretty nightgown or shirtwaist used to have on it. I love the old dressmaker details!

Smocking gives a texture all it's own, and this pillow cover of burlap and denim is the perfect shabby chic combination.
More sweet ruffled goodness. Lovely! I hand sew each rosette. No glue is used in the construction of these pretty pillow covers.

They look stunning grouped together on my chocolate brown couch. If I had the courage to go with an all white living room, these pillows would be one of the anchors of my decor. Sigh, not with a chocolate lab in the house! But, maybe in our bedroom......

Stop by my Etsy shop and check out the details on these pretty pillow covers. And look at my other listings while you're there, you never know what you will find!


  1. I have passed on the Versatile Blogger Award to you. You can pick up the button on my post from yesterday, "I Promised To Tell". Thanks for all the inspiration! ~ Maureen

  2. These pillows are so pretty--I love them!

  3. These are some of the lovliest cushions I have seen; they are wonderful and would be a terrific addition to any home. Love them.I have joined your followers list, posted your blog button, and invite you to join my followers list; as well,I hope you will grab a blog button. Hugs, Gayle

  4. wonderfully lovely pillows. all that gathering, and buttons, and rosettes. Al lot of work!

    barbara jean

  5. Love rge oyllows. Wonderful textures

  6. love your attention to the little details, the roses and buttons! So charming!


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